Holy trinity

Today, Orthodox and Greek Catholics celebrate Holy Trinity Day

The Trinity is considered one of the biggest holidays after Easter and Christmas. It is still celebrated on Sunday, eight weeks after Easter Sunday.

Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity is an important concept in most Christian teachings.

On this day the most solemn and magnificent religious services are celebrated. The ground of the temples is covered with freshly mown grass, and the icons are decorated with tree branches. The day before, Saturday, Christians honor the memory of deceased loved ones – this is called Trinity Parents’ Saturday. Monday is the day of the Holy Spirit. The color of the Trinity is green because it symbolizes eternal life and is the color of the Holy Spirit. The temples are decorated in green and the priests wear green.

In Ukraine, the tradition of the church to celebrate this holiday is closely linked to pre-Christian beliefs. For Ukrainians, the Trinity has long been the most poetic holiday, closely associated with nature, the world of the living and the dead. The festival is full of all kinds of rituals, which are different in each region. The Trinity is the last farewell to spring and the approach of summer.